Today, sustainable material concepts play a key role in the success of cutting-edge products – from high-performance fuel cells and efficient electric motors to high-strength vehicle components
Our interconnected society is increasingly defining global business requirements at high speed and with great complexity. As a result, priorities and risks are being reassessed, needs are changing, and new responsibilities are emerging. It is not uncommon for new, innovative products to be called for in order to make our lives more sustainable in the context of these changes.
When it comes to responding adequately to change, this poses new challenges to many industries’ value chains. In particular, the dynamic change processes in sectors such as the automotive industry and the energy sector, but also in numerous industrial areas of application require intelligent material concepts for groundbreaking products.
For example, efficient electrical steel sheets from Waelzholz are required for high-performance rotor and stator components in electric motors and generators – both for the generation of renewable energy and for the most economical use of electricity possible.
Power generation in the context of hydrogen-based drive concepts also places high demands on innovative steel strip materials. In this case, our stainless precision steel strip serves as the foundation for producing bipolar plates for fuel cell stacks in which electricity is generated by the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen.
In the field of automotive engineering, reducing the weight of highly stressed components also plays a key role. For this purpose, Waelzholz offers high-strength, micro-alloyed fine-grain steel grades that are used, for example, in the production of safety-relevant vehicle components such as seat tracks.